Smokeys, near Eastpoint
Smokeys, referred to as Punt’i Sanchi by the locals, is located next to Kathy’s Paradise and southeast of Nieuwport in Fuikbaai. Arguably, Smokeys is one of the best dive sites in the Caribbean. It rivals the finest in Belize, Bonaire and the Cayman Islands.
Located off the remote and undeveloped shoreline of Eastpoint, it is regularly sought after by diving enthusiasts because it is not accessible by land.
This fact has kept Smokeys, and many other sites in the area, completely undisturbed and spectacular. But prepare yourself because this dive often becomes a “mind-blowing” drift dive where you will literally “fly” east from Smokeys and end with an amazing finish at Kathy’s Paradise.
Dive in and discover these immaculate Curacao dive locations on your next vacation. With large dense corals overhangs leading to sharp drop offs plus fantastic visibility, you will be immersed into a 360-degree experience that will leave you wanting more when you surface!
How did Smokeys and Kathy’s Paradise get named?
So, here is what Chris had to say about the naming of these dive sites!
Kathy’s Paradise – “A diver named Kathy was on one of our first trips to the nameless site. As an avid u/w she was crazy about it. When she asked the name for her logbook…I said..you tell me? “
Smokeys – “On our first dives at Smokeys, the barrel sponges were all spawning. Looked like smoke out of chimneys!”
Thanks Chris! And that is how it gets done – simple and to the point just like these incredibly beautiful must do dive sites!
Why Dive Curaçao?
We like to think there is no place in the world offering such great shore dives, boat dives or opportunities to enjoy the beauty of sea’s nature while snorkeling. But honestly, as you could imagine, we are a little biased.
Therefore we have compiled the Top 10 Reasons to Dive Curacao from an international list of travel writers, bloggers and media outlets to help us out to provide you with a fantastic overview of our beautiful Dutch Caribbean island.